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Happy 4th of July — KAFP office closed
The KAFP office will be closed Friday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day. Regular business hours will resume, Monday, July 7, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

KAFP wishes everyone a safe and fun holiday!

Did you know?

The Fourth of July 2014

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked with red, white and blue flags, fireworks, parades and backyard barbecues across the country.

2.5 million

In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970

318.4 million

The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth.
Source: U.S. and World Population Clock

And the Rocket's Red Glare

$203.6 million
B The value of fireworks imported from China in 2013, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($213.8 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $10.2 million in 2013, with Israel purchasing more than any other country ($2.7 million).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics, Code 360410

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  Secure PHI delivery with Copies FYI, Inc.

COPIES FYI, Inc. delivers copies of your medical records to third party requestors, removing your burden of trying to understand ever-changing regulations. Paper, electronic, onsite or offsite, let COPIES FYI reduce your legal liability so your practice can focus on what’s important: your patients.

NEW On Demand (DOT) Training Course and Live Course opportunities
The Iowa, Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Oregon chapters of the AAFP are working together to bring you medical examiner education to prepare you to take the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration examination. Classes will be offered on the following dates (exact facilities to be determined):

Training Dates

NEW On Demand Training Course

Watch at your leisure from the comfort of your home or office on YOUR schedule.

    This course was recorded from a live webinar. The course contains questions and answers from the recorded webinar.

    Please note that you will receive the link to the course within 24 BUSINESS HOURS of signing up and paying for the course. You will not receive the course until full payment has been made.

Nov. 15 - Des Moines, Iowa, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: REGISTER HERE
Sponsored by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians

Go to for more information.

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10 days left to sign up for a committee
If you are interested in getting more involved with KAFP by volunteering to serve on a committee, we need to hear from you by July 11. Through committee involvement you can help determine the direction of family medicine. Click here to indicate the committees in which you are interested. Appointed committee members help form policy and make recommendations to keep the organization at the forefront of the specialty on a variety of topics affecting the specialty.

Please respond by July 11 to ensure that your request is reviewed during our appointment process. If you have questions, please contact us at or 316.721.9005. Thank you for your interest!

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  Certificate Program in Clinical Ethics

Build your skills in bioethics. For over 30 years, clinicians and hospitals throughout our region have relied on the Center for Practical Bioethics to face the most challenging ethical issues in medicine. Our Certificate Program provides mid-career professionals with real-world tools to confront and analyze health ethics across work settings.

Save the date: Sept. 21
Save the Date
2014 Fall Virtual SAM Session: Diabetes
Sunday, Sept. 21 | 5 p.m.

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians in partnership with the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians is excited to announce a virtual, American Board of Family Medicine endorsed Self-Assessment Module party centered on Diabetes for Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5 p.m. Mark your calendar now and register to participate.

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JULY 21 and is limited to the first 20 KAFP members who register.

This innovative program will use a robust web-based system that will allow family physician learners from across the country the chance to complete a Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) SAM module while engaging their peers and an expert content leader from a location of their choosing. The KAFP registration cost for the virtual SAM is $150. ABFM fees still apply.

SAM modules consist of two parts: knowledge assessment and clinical simulation. The virtual SAM program will focus on the knowledge assessment portion of the module and allow learners to complete the clinical simulation separately within one calendar year of the virtual SAM. Once fully completed, the physician learner will receive 12 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits from the AAFP and recognition for having completed the required stage for MC-FP from the ABFM.

This cutting-edge program will bring the issues of diabetes directly into the physician’s home or office with guidance from a peer expert and the knowledge-sharing that occurs when completing a SAM with fellow family physicians.

If you have questions or would like to register, please contact KAFP at 316-721-9005 or at

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Health Homes launch date
Thank you to all who attended the webinar, “Health Homes: A Primer for Primary Care Providers” last week. If you were unable to participate in the webinar, you may view it here.

The State of Kansas is proud to announce that Health Homes for people with serious mental illnesses will launch on July 1 with the enrollment of participants. Enrollment for people with chronic conditions will be launched at a later date, in order to allow additional time for the provider network to expand and ensure access for members.

The population for the Chronic Condition group is initially defined as anyone with asthma or diabetes (including pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome) who is also at risk for:
  • Substance use disorder
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Depression
  • Being overweight or obese

For questions, please contact KDHE at or call 785-296-3981.

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2014 AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop
Practicing physicians, faculty, residents and students with an interest or experience in international activities/global health are encouraged to attend the 2014 AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop. The theme of this year’s workshop is “The Changing Landscape of Global Family Medicine."

The workshop, scheduled Sept. 11-13 in San Diego, California, is a great opportunity to network with global health experts and peers with similar interests.

For more information visit

For more information, of if you have questions, contact Alex Ivanov, AAFP International Activities Manager, at or ext. 4510.

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New factsheet on tobacco cessation FAQ
American Lung Association
A new factsheet from the American Lung Association explains what it means to cover tobacco cessation counseling as a preventive service - "Tobacco Cessation as a Preventive Service: New Guidance Clarifies Affordable Care Act Provision."

Also, the AAFP Ask and Act web page has a Coding Reference available here.

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2014 Assembly in Washington, DC | Where, how and why converge
How you practice family medicine is with skill, knowledge and compassion.

Why is simpler. You were called.

Join thousands of your colleagues for the 2014 AAFP Assembly, Oct. 21-25, in Washington, D.C.

See Assembly firsthand in this brief video shot onsite last year.

Take five days to learn, connect and be inspired. Choose from 300-plus CME sessions and many other innovative ways to learn, share and grow.

Register by Sept. 17 to save up to $100.*
*This offer does not apply to Students, Residents, Inactive or Life members.

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Save the date! Fit Family Challenge dissemination training
Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
Check out this new pediatric obesity program by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians! This intervention obesity program Fit Family Challenge has shown statistically significant results in lowering BMI, and increasing healthy habits and received the AAFP’s Outstanding Program award.

The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians and the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine invite you to Save the date for the Fit Family Challenge Dissemination Training.
    What: The award-winning Fit Family Challenge is a proven pediatric obesity intervention that takes place in the primary care clinic. This hands-on training will give you the tools you need to fully implement this program at your practice. Find out more at

    When: Thursday, Feb. 5, and Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

    Where: Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway 16455 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, Colorado, 80011
If you’re interested in signing up for the training or if you have more questions please contact Sarah Roth by email: or by phone: (303) 696-6655 X16.

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Safe Kids Kansas, KDHE, KHP urge parents to practice summer fire safety
Safe Kids Kansas
Summertime means spending more time outdoors for many Kansas families. Summer is also when there is an increase in visits to the emergency room due to fire and burn injury. Barbecue grills, campfires and fireworks can cause serious injuries to children. Safe Kids Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Kansas Highway Patrol remind everyone to practice fire safety to ensure your family has a fun, safe summer.
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11th Annual Heartbreak and Hope Conference brochure and registration
Wichita Medical Research & Education Foundation
You are invited to the 11th Annual Heartbreak and Hope Conference, “Fetal and Infant Mortality - Our Babies, Our Community, Our Future.” For more information and to register, see the conference brochure.
    When: Friday, July 25

    Where: Wesley Medical Center
    Cessna Conference Center
    550 N. Hillside
    Wichita, Kansas

    Sponsored by:
    Wichita Medical Research & Education Foundation
    Wesley Women’s and Infant’s Services
    WMC Perinatal Bereavement Team

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